Kankakee Fire Chief Damon Schuldt

Kankakee Fire Chief Damon Schuldt sits at Station No. 6 on Thursday ahead of his last day as the department’s top official. Schuldt, 58, a city firefighter since Dec. 18, 1990, and the department’s chief since May 2017, resigned following incoming Mayor-elect Chris Curtis’ confirmation that a new chief would be contracted to the position. Schuldt said his contract expired with the city on Friday, April 30. READ MORE